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Ways of learning in a simple economic setting: a comparison

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  • Domenico Colucci

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    (Dipartimento di Matematica per le Decisioni, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)

  • Vincenzo Valori

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    (Dipartimento di Matematica per le Decisioni, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)

Abstract

We analyse the capacity of a range of different learning rules to describe actual human behaviour in the experiment on expectation formation in a cobweb model conducted by Hommes et al. (2000). We find indication of a relative superiority in terms of descriptive capacity of forms of generalised adaptive expectations allowing for endogenous gain parameters.

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Paper provided by Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa in its series Working Papers - Mathematical Economics with number 2005-01.

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Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Publication status: Published as D. Colucci and V. Valori: Ways of learning in a simple economic setting: a comparison. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Vol. 29, Issue 3, 653-670, August 2006.
Handle: RePEc:flo:wpaper:2005-01

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Keywords: heterogeneous agents; expectations; bounded rationality.;

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  1. Honkapohja, S. & Mitra, K., 2001. "Are Non-Fundamental Equilibria Learnable in Models of Monetary Policy?," University of Helsinki, Department of Economics 501, Department of Economics.
  2. Figlewski, Stephen & Wachtel, Paul, 1981. "The Formation of Inflationary Expectations," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 63(1), pages 1-10, February.
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  1. Anufriev, M. & Hommes, C.H. & Philipse, R., 2010. "Evolutionary Selection of Expectations in Positive and Negative Feedback Markets," CeNDEF Working Papers 10-05, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
  2. Declerck, Francis & Cloutier, L. Martin, 2008. "The Financial Value of Champagne Houses in a Cobweb Economy," 110th Seminar, February 18-22, 2008, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 49842, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Domenico Colucci & Vincenzo Valori, 2008. "Asset Price Dynamics When Behavioural Heterogeneity Varies," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 32(1), pages 3-20, September.
  4. Domenico Colucci & Vincenzo Valori, 2011. "Can endogenous participation explain price volatility? Evidence from an agent-based cobweb model," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2011-03, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
  5. Domenico Colucci & Vincenzo Valori, 2012. "Bounded rationality and parameters’ uncertainty in a simple monetary policy model," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2012-03, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
  6. Anufriev, M. & Bottazzi, G., 2009. "Market Equilibria under Procedural Rationality (revised version of WP 06-02)," CeNDEF Working Papers 09-11, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
  7. Hommes, C.H., 2007. "Bounded Rationality and Learning in Complex Markets," CeNDEF Working Papers 07-01, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.

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